Reflecting on Boston Omaha (NASDAQ: BOMN) inventory costs over the previous 12 months

Passively investing in an index fund is a great way to ensure that your own returns roughly match the overall market. However, when you buy individual stocks, you can do either better or worse. For example the Boston Omaha Corporation (NASDAQ: BOMN) Share price is down 27% over the past year. This noticeably falls below the market return of around 21%. Long-term shareholders haven’t suffered as much as the stock has fallen a comparatively less painful 6.4% in three years. On the other hand, the share price is up 9.8% over the past week. However, this could be related to the strong market, with stocks gaining around 6.2% at the same time.

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Boston Omaha has not been profitable for the past twelve months. It is unlikely that there is a strong correlation between share price and earnings per share (EPS). Revenue is arguably our next best option. Shareholders of unprofitable companies usually expect strong sales growth. That’s because it’s difficult to be confident that a company is sustainable when sales growth is negligible and never makes a profit.

Boston Omaha increased its sales by 34% last year. That is definitely a respectable growth rate. Meanwhile, the share price has fallen 27% in the last twelve months, which is disappointing given the progress made. You might even wonder if the stock price was previously overvalued. However, that is now in the past and it is the future that matters most.

The image below shows how revenue and earnings have been tracking over time (click on the image to see more details).

NasdaqCM: BOMN earnings and revenue growth November 10, 2020

We think it’s positive that Insiders have made significant purchases over the past year. Even so, future earnings will be far more important whether current shareholders make money. We therefore recommend checking this free Consensus forecast report

Another perspective

Last year, Boston Omaha shareholders lost 27%. By contrast, the market grew by around 21%. Of course, the long term is more important than the short term, and even large stocks have a bad year sometimes. Shareholders have lost 2.1% per year over the past three years, so the price decline has become steeper last year. a possible symptom of unresolved challenges. Although Baron Rothschild famously said, “buy when there is blood on the streets even when the blood is your own,” he also focuses on high quality stocks with solid prospects. While it is worth considering the varying effects of market conditions on the stock price, other factors are even more important. For example, take risks – Boston has Omaha 2 warning signs (and 1 for that matter) We think you should know about this.

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Please note that the market returns reported in this article reflect the market weighted average returns on stocks currently traded on US exchanges.

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